Possible wheel bearing issue

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Possible wheel bearing issue

Postby ravengurlxx » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:43 pm

So my issue is that every time I speed up in my Puma, Kiara, I get a loud rumbling sound under the bonnet and I can feel a violent trembling in the foot pedals. Also the steering wheel vibrates more than usual, and this happens when I go over 50mph... It's gone down from 60mph.
As a driver whose had wheel bearing before, this is typical, but Kiara is the biggest car I've owned, therefore costs have been bigger.
Anyone give me an educated estimate as to how much wheel bearing tweaks will cost?
Thanks all!
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Possible wheel bearing issue

Postby tuonokid » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:50 pm

Hi
It could be a number of things from your description ie inner driveshaft bearing, cv joint so rather than trying to give an estimate I would say your best bet is to take it to a TRUSTED local garage have them take a look and give you an estimate.
Barry
PS if it's as bad as it sounds I would refrain from driving it until the garage has had a look.
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Postby g-whizz » Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:18 am

Barry knows far better than I but any chance this could be warped brake disc(s)?
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Possible wheel bearing issue

Postby Van_Dammesque » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:39 pm

Prop it up an an axle and spin the wheel, does it sound like grinding? Is there any play when you push back and forth?
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Possible wheel bearing issue

Postby yippeekiay » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:56 pm

My thoughts are with Tuono on first impression...

Although in slightly different circumstances I had a similar problem on my Puma after I lowered the suspension. The car would vibrate fairly aggressively when I accelerated hard but it was from standing start or roll-on up to around 50mph. Before lowering the suspension everything was fine and I guess it just made the problem visible after.

I wasn't at all sure if it was the CV joints so to hopefully save money misdiagnosing it and buying new parts for every possibility I simply bought 2 full second hand driveshafts with CV joints intact on both ends from a local dismantler to try first as that was the most likely suspect after eliminating wheel balancing/brake discs/bearings. Luckily that cured my problem as thankfully those parts must have been in a better condition even though they looked worse :lol:

When I removed my old ones the passenger side CV joints were shot to hell.

On a side note, if you haven't had the front bearings replaced in your ownership or a long time I'd get them done anyway as it's a fairly inexpensive job anyway for piece of mind.
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Possible wheel bearing issue

Postby siju » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:48 pm

If the vibration is more evident on full throttle at max torque rpm (around 3500-4000) then as tuono wrote it's probably an inner joint. Classic puma problem I've replaced two in mine.
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Possible wheel bearing issue

Postby Wild E. Coyote » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:48 am

yippeekiay wrote:Source of the post

On a side note, if you haven't had the front bearings replaced in your ownership or a long time I'd get them done anyway as it's a fairly inexpensive job anyway for piece of mind.


It is fairly inexpensive, but includes dismantling the front hubs and that will need A BIG press. When I replaced mine, the 20t press didn't do a thing, it took about 85-90 tonnes to get the bearings out
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